Cholesterol Management 101

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Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) greatly threaten Filipinos today. The Filipino faces the risk of CVD throughout his life. At birth, congenital heart diseases (CHD) and vascular malformations are possible.

Atherosclerotic changed in the blood vessels may set in early adulthood and progress to hypertension (HPN), coronary artery diseases (CAD) or ischemic heart disease, resulting in heart attacks, common in middle age groups particularly in males. Among the elderly, the common complication of hypertension is cerebrovascular accident (CVA) or stroke.

Morbidity and mortality trends for cardiovascular diseases have been rising for the past several decades. The morbidity rate is 206.3 cases per 100,000 population while the mortality rate is 73.7 deaths per 100,000 population is 1994. CVD is now the number one cause of death and the seventh leading cause of morbidity in the country. The region with the highest morbidity for CVD is Region 7, followed by Regions 1, CAR, 2 and 6. The Philippines has the highest death rate for hypertension in the region, second to Indonesia in mortality for rheumatic heart disease, fourth to Singapore for CAD, and third to Japan for stroke (WHO 1990). Atherosclerotic diseases rank as the first leading death among Filipinos. Overall, deaths due to CVD comprise 25 percent of total deaths in 1995 (PHS 1995). The rise of CVD deaths is due to hypertension, CAD and cerebrovascular accidents, all of which have more than doubled during the period 1965-90 (Facts and Figures, CVD in the Philippines). The prevalance of congenital heart disease at birth is 5 per 1,000 livebirths. It declines rapidly as many of the cases die. At five years age, the rate is about 1.5 per 1,000 and remains at 1.2 per 1,000 at age eight and onwards.

Find Out How to Lessen the Risk of Having A Heart Attack

Cholesterol Management 101 Training
by Josh Zhu, M.D., Ph.D.

July 18, 2009 (Saturday)
Registration opens by 6:30 PM
Program starts at 7:00PM - 9:00PM
3/F Banahaw Ballroom - The Legend Villas
60 Pioneer corner Madison Street
Mandaluyong City

Covered Topics
Cholesterol Management 101
Common Cholesterol Myths & Facts
Managing Healthy Cholesterol Levels, The Natural Way (Diet, Lifestyle Modifications)

Ticket sells at Php 150.00 until July 17, 2009.

Send me a message via my mobile number (0916-5387103) or through this forum to get tickets or for inquiries.
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About the Guest Speaker:

DR. JOSH ZHU, M.D., Ph.D

Dr. Josh Zhu graduated in 1975 from Capital Institute of Medicine (clinical medicine), Beijing China, and in 1993 from Stanford University (molecular and cellular physiology). Some of his credentials include Resident Physician (internal medicine) and Medical Director of GI Functional Testing Lab, Beijing Friendship Hospital, Beijing China; Post-doctoral Fellow at Seton Medical Center, La Jolla Cancer Research Foundation, and Stanford University School of Medicine (1984-1986, 1993-1995); and Staff Research Associate, Stanford University School of Medicine (1996).

He has obtained four scholarship/fellowship awards and three research awards/grants in clinical gastroenterology and gastrointestinal biochemistry, and he isa member of six American medical societies. He has published 23 papers/book chapters and 45 meeting abstracts.

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